VIA – UVA Telehealth Partnership

September 14, 2016 | Grants

When the UVA Telemedicine division was building a pilot program to help deliver healthcare services to communities in rural Virginia, autism needed to be on the agenda. “When you talk to rural school systems and ask them to identify their key challenges, one of the first things they say is ‘autism,’” said David Gordon, Director…

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The Value of the Empty Room

September 11, 2016 | Adult

It’s a very functional, upbeat, engaging space, as rooms go. Exercise mats, activity tables, a computer work station. But today it stands empty. No one is using it, and Mark Seymour, Director of VIA’s Adult Academy, couldn’t be happier. This day happens to be a Wednesday, and so, as happens every Monday and Wednesday, a…

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It Can Get Loud

September 10, 2016 | JCH School

“It can get loud,” says Cathy Bollinger, the music therapist who leads VIA’s music enrichment classes. “I try to control it for part of the time. The rest of the time we let them go and express themselves.” The first day of enrichment classes at the James C. Hormel School last week was true to…

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Meet Our New Director of OBS

September 7, 2016 | Outpatient

We conducted an extensive search to find the best candidate to become our new Director of Outpatient Behavioral Services. But in the end, we didn’t have to look far–she was already thriving in the job. Ashely Stonemetz-Walding, MS, BCBA has been serving as Interim Director since the beginning of July, when she stepped up to…

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